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21 days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Twigs, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Twigs

    Twigs Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011

    This is my first go.
    Now on day 21, three buff and three blue orpingtons.
    No sign of pipping. How long should i leave them before I give up.

  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    What incubator?

    What style? (Forced air or still air)

    What temps?

    What humidity?

    How did you count?

    EX: hour 0-hour 23 and 59 minutes = day 1, hour 24- hour 47 and 59 minutes day 2

    Did you candle?

    Did you go into lockdown on time?


    Oh and : [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  3. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    have you candled and made sure that they are not clear. I usually wait at least 2-3 more days.
  4. Twigs

    Twigs Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    home-style incubator, not specific for eggs.
    Temperature kept at 100 degrees,
    50 humidity,
    went into lockdown on time, humidity kept at 60
  5. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    Try candling (Holding a flashlight to the egg to see into it) one of them to make sure they're still kicking. But I don't think you have a problem. I made a homemade incubator and none of my eggs hatched until late night on the 22nd day, probably after midnight so basically day 23.

    My temp did get a little low a few times though, I think that is what delayed my hatch
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  6. Twigs

    Twigs Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    ok, will wait at least another day or so, and report back!

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